Malayalam Review

Kaaval Movie Review: Some Fun 90’s Nostalgia In A Mostly Bland Mass Movie Stuck In Another Period

After dozens of films that milked nostalgia for comedy and romance, here’s a film that does it with a genre…

Aaha Movie Review: An Ultra-Generic Sports Drama That Does Too Little With Its Ideas

The issue with Aaha isn’t really its over reliance on tired sports film clichés but just how they appear at…

Lijo Jose Pellissery’s ‘Churuli’, On SonyLIV, Is A Confounding Maze Where Amorality Is Paradise

It feels like the intent of the film is to leave us inside its maze-like structure without a chance to…

Jan.E.Man Movie Review: An Original, If Uneven, Dark Comedy With An Excellent Ensemble

Jan.E.Man is the film you would have got if Lijo Jose Pellissery had co-directed Ee Ma Yau with Rafi Mecartin

Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham Review: A Bit Inconsistent, But There Are Lots Of Laughs And Ambitious Writing

The director Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval brings a dual tone to the film by using comedy while addressing serious issues

Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham, On Disney Hotstar: Great One-Liners And Even Better Performances Salvage This Tiring Eccentric Comedy

Besides a few visual elements, almost every joke that lands are based on dialogue and their delivery. With its set…

Dulquer Salmaan’s Kurup Seduces With Scale And Style, Limiting Itself To Surface-Level Pleasures

For a film that starts off trying to capture the essence of a dangerous mind, it soon limits itself to…

Sony Liv’s Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam Is A Delightful Dramedy With The Most Loveable Ensemble Of New Actors

Set in North Kerala’s Kanhangad, Senna Hegde’s hyper-detailed second film strings together a series of miniature events that fit together…

Erida Movie Review, On Amazon Prime Video: A Familiar Thriller About A Wronged Woman With Tame Twists

The film adds several ‘twists’ to a familiar thriller trope, but every twist is less convincing than the last.

Review Of Bhramam, On Amazon Prime Video: A Wobbly, But Faithful Remake Stitched Together By 80’s Nostalgia

Apart from the meta touches, the other way the film works for people who’ve seen the original is how it…

What To Watch: Kaanekkaane, On Sony LIV, Is About Humans On The Edge Of Freefall

This Malayalam film released last month on Sony LIV and stars Suraj Venjaramoodu, Tovino Thomas and Aishwarya Lekshmi

The Fascinating ‘Kayattam’ Finds Sanal Kumar Sasidharan In An Experimental Mode, Pursuing A Woman Of Mystery

I usually prefer Sanal in his narrative mode in movies like 'Sexy Durga' or 'Chola'. But even in his experimental…